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Bilic is content, states Chairman Sullivan


Filed: Friday, 1st September 2017
By: Staff Writer


David Sullivan says that manager Slaven Bilic is "content" with West Ham's summer transfer business.

Although he fails to offer his own opinion on Bilic's buys during the statement, published on whufc.com tonight (Friday), Sullivan insisted that he is "behind" Slaven.

The club's co-owner also revealed that he spurned the opportunity to sign Bilic's long-term target William Carlvalho on transfer deadline day - but claimed the manager had told him he possessed "the tools to turn around our form and rectify our disappointing start to the season".

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"Overall Slaven is happy with the business we have done during the summer transfer window," he said. "We received the manager's wish-list before the window opened and we have managed to get the top four players on it.

"It is no secret that we made a club record bid for Sporting Lisbonís William Carvalho but unfortunately that offer was rejected a couple of weeks ago.

"Late last night Sporting Lisbon made contact to accept the original offer, but unfortunately it was just too late in the day.

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"We simply did not have enough time to put the player through a medical and we were not prepared, as a club, to buy a player for that amount of money without him having gone through adequate medical checks.

"Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches were both offered to the manager before their switches elsewhere, but he told us that he is happy with the squad he has.

"As a Board we are behind Slaven."





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